Kier Says Staff Will Be On Best Behaviour This Summer

Kier Offices at Carn Thomas

Kier Offices at Carn Thomas

The company managing the St Mary’s Quay extension and widening says their staff are expected to be on best behaviour as the project continues over the tourism season.

There’ll be around 70 staff working for Kier by the middle of June, an increase from the current 20 workers.

In recent years some islanders and visitors have voiced concern after drunken antics by construction staff.

Caroline Leatherdale, Kier Infrastructure’s Environmental Manager, says the firm has been in talks with Sergeant Colin Taylor about what is expected in Scilly.

She says they had an “open and honest” conversation about previous experiences and Colin has complimented them on the responsible and mature attitude they’re taking.

Kier agent Rients Jan Veldkamp says staff will undergo an induction course when they arrive here so they know how to behave in a way that’s appropriate in a close-knit family holiday destination.

And Project Manager Nick Dobie says the type of engineering specialists who will be employed on the quay scheme are used to working away from home in highly regulated environments like military and nuclear facilities, so know what’s expected of them.

He says there’ll be ‘zero tolerance’ of any bad behaviour and anyone who lets the company down will be sent off Scilly quickly.

Rients Jan says there’ll be more public meetings as the project progresses in addition to weekly bulletins on Radio Scilly and Scilly Today.

Kier has created its own website to update islanders at

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